One year after a Colorado school district reduced its school week to four days, officials say reading and writing scores have increased between 4 and 6 percentage points among high-school students. Math scores have remained flat. The move to a four-day school week also resulted in about $480,000 in savings because of cuts in hours for bus drivers and other staff, though educators continue to use Friday for professional development and to offer help to struggling students.
Colo. district examines test scores since switch to four-day week
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